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Investigation shows new vehicles almost always pass drive clean test

2005 model vehicles have 95% pass rate

The cost of getting your car e-tested is going down April 1st.

But a new exclusive investigation by Global TV is now bringing up the question of why the program should exist at all.

The investigation showed that in 2012, 300,000 2005 model year vehicles were tested by the Drive Clean Program. Of all of those that tested, 95% passed.

Drivers paid out $10 Million to have their vehicle tested.

The investigation showed that some vehicles had pass rates of almost 100%

Right now, the Drive Clean test costs drivers $35 dollars. As of April, it goes down to $30.

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  1. Jay posted on 03/04/2014 09:11 PM
    The system is a scam as it is right now anyway. The test doesn't even check the emissions coming from the actual tail pipe, it just scans the ODB-II computer to "pass" an emissions test. Something so simple as a battery that has died recently, a car not being driven enough recently, or an engine light (even non-emissions related issue), will cause a failure of the test.

    Scrap the program, it does nothing for the environment and just wastes our money year after year.
  2. Mike from the hinterland posted on 03/05/2014 01:45 AM
    I always knew it was a scam! This is what happens when you facts and not bs! The conservatives under Mike the golf pro Harris started this nonsense under pressure from feel good groups who wanted something to be done about the environment!

    Remember all the BS studies that justified this! Not one of my cars ever failed a drive clean test since the 90s. They always passed until this new bs plug in occurred. What was wrong, the car was not driven for a month due to me being away!
    Drove the car for two weeks, the sensor had enough readings and I was just fine!

    What do you expect from a corrupt governments who cater to special interests!
  3. lee posted on 03/05/2014 06:03 AM
    Inaspect automakers and test a few vehicles periodically, then give new owners a 5-year pass.
  4. Angry Bill posted on 03/05/2014 09:49 AM
    It's a cash grab from a corrupt government, as are most "services" that they offer.
    1. Mike posted on 03/05/2014 10:42 AM
      @Angry Bill name some of the other services. name me one you use that you would be willing to give up to save money
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